Summer Opportunities

The summer is a great time to explore your interests in engineering and to learn new things. Columbia University has many programs catered to many groups, i.e. K-12 students, undergraduate students, and post-graduate students.


Columbia Engineering Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers (SHAPE) is a selective summer high school program for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. SHAPE is geared toward local students who have demonstrated an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Each 3-week session offers college-level courses in engineering, which are complemented by electives and workshops.


E.N.G.: Engineering the Next Generation

Engineering the Next Generation (E.N.G.) is a summer research experience at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, targeting highly motivated underrepresented high school students from select local partner schools.


Youth Sports Lab

The Youth Sports Lab (YSL) is a 4-day long summer program intended to engage local underrepresented middle school students in sports medicine, engineering, and science.



Columbia University AI4ALL is a three-week summer program that provides students with interdisciplinary exposure to the field of Artificial Intelligence, including tangible research skills used to impact social change in their own communities through creative arts, social science, and technology.


Engineers Without Borders

The Columbia University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA supports international community-driven development programs by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. In this way, the program seeks to empower communities to meet their basic human needs and help solve the world’s most pressing challenges in places that would often be overlooked by large scale philanthropic efforts. Our projects in Ghana, Morocco, and Uganda have positively impacted over 10,000 individuals!

For more summer programs in the Columbia University area, please click here, and under Categories click Summer Programs.